Jeppe Kari Lab
Interfacial enzymes for the utilization and recycling of (bio)polymers
The transition to a sustainable and circular bioeconomy requires new and improved enzymes to utilize and recycle biorenewable feedstocks as a principal carbon source.
Jeppe Kari Lab designs new and improved enzymes for the industrial utilization and recycling of (bio)polymers. Biopolymers such as starch, chitin and cellulose represent Nature’s largest sustainable reservoir of organic carbon which makes it an attractive material for biorefineries that makes liquid fuels and chemicals using biomass as feedstock. Another important group of enzymes is those capable of degrading plastic. These enzymes have in recent years been recognized as a potential technology for the bioprocessing of plastic.